Finding a tribe
It is strongly recommended that you find a tribe to join as soon as possible if you are a new player. While it is possible to create your own tribe, we would recommend waiting until you have more experience to do so.
In order to join a tribe you can wait until you receive an invitation or directly apply to a tribe in your area. To view a list of tribes, you can open the tribe window from your main menu bar.
Most tribes will typically show whether they are allowing applications or not. They will also list the name of the leader or recruitment manager. This is the person you should mail to inquire about an invitation.
Most tribes are asking for an application text to find members that are fitting to their play style. So don't be frustrated if some tribes do not accept your application. Just try another tribe. Especially in the early game there is a high fluctuation of tribes and tribe members.
Leaving a tribe
If you aren't happy in your tribe, it is always possible to leave. Click "Leave tribe" to leave your tribe. You find that button when you open the profile window of your tribe.
As a tribe founder, you cannot leave your tribe that easily. You have to assign the founder role to another member first.
There are a number of privileges that can be given to each tribe member.
You can choose a predefined role (like leader, diplomat or forum moderator) for a member, or adjust the rights manually.
The rights are:
Never give this right to a member unless you really trust them. They can disband your tribe, and once that is done there is no way to get it back. You will need to recreate it from scratch.